FAQs about Reverse Osmosis Systems & Their Benefits
Reverse osmosis systems purify tap water, removing dissolved inorganic solids and other impurities to provide cleaner water for drinking, cleaning, and other purposes.
Revealing more about these systems and some of their benefits, the following provides answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about reverse osmosis systems.
Helpful Answers about Reverse Osmosis Systems
Q – What exactly is reverse osmosis?
A – Reverse osmosis is essentially the process of using pressure to filter water through a membrane in order to remove contaminants and other foreign matter from it. Some of the impurities that can be removed from water via reverse osmosis include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Germs and parasites, such as cryptosporidium.
Q – Is water from a reverse osmosis system better than distilled water?
A – It depends on what the water is used or needed for. In general, the difference between water from a reverse osmosis system versus distilled water is that:
- Water from a reverse osmosis system will be free of volatile chemicals, as well as mineral particles
- Distilled water can still contain volatile chemicals.
Q – Will water softeners hurt reverse osmosis systems?
A – No. In fact, water softeners can help extend the life of the filtration membranes in these systems, as softeners can help remove some minerals (like calcium and limescale, for instance). That can mean that there are less impurities for the membrane to remove, putting less strain on it over time and enabling it to last longer.
Q – Are these systems expensive to maintain?
A – No, reverse osmosis systems are very affordable to maintain. Although the specific maintenance needs for a system will depend on how (and how often) that system is being used, generally, the maintenance costs include replacing:
- The filters – This typically is needed on annual basis.
- The reverse osmosis membrane – These membranes can last between two and five years (again, depending on the frequency of use, as well as the nature of the water being processed).
Q – How long do reverse osmosis systems last?
A – With the proper maintenance, reverse osmosis systems can last for decades. Although certain components (like filters, the membrane or certain hardware) may need to be replaced overtime, the system can last a lifetime with the right care and maintenance.
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